NEXT OUTREACH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Red Cross Disaster Response Team AAA wishes to create a trained volunteer emergency response team for Red Cross, one specifically utilized to call on to respond to emergencies at apartment communities in our area such as fires, floods and other emergencies.
What is your obligation as a member of the AAA Emergency Response Team? One hour of online training followed by two hours of classroom training conducted by the Red Cross in our classroom at a date TBD this fall. Once training is complete, your name will be added to a volunteer roster at the Red Cross of Central Texas. In the event of an emergency at a multi-family rental housing community, our team of trained volunteers will be contacted to help in response efforts. There is no obligation to help when called, but the hope is you will be trained and ready to go when help is needed most.
The first step is training. Are you interested? If you would like to receive training from the Red Cross and be a part of a very important group of volunteers, do click on the button below and fill out the AAA ERT interest form so we may gauge interest in this new and exciting program to aid our members and their residents in great times of need.
AISD Back to School Bash Outreach members helped the Austin Independent School District by stuffing backpacks at the Delco Center in preparation for their annual Back to School Bash. In 2018, this program provided 5,032 backpacks to Austin ISD students at Bash, Family Resource Centers, the International Welcome Center and the Refugee Family Support Office. Families and students also received 115 haircuts, 120 haircut certificates, over 30 eye exams, 350 booster seats, 111 Child ID Kits, various health screenings and dozens of door prizes—all free!
Keep Austin Beautiful AAA members joined Keep Austin Beautiful staff for a morning of service at Bartholomew Park. Keep Austin Beautiful and community members lead volunteers in a trash cleanup in the park and along the creek. Volunteers learned about the history of the area and the importance of keeping our Austin watershed clean.
Bartholomew Park is a heavily utilized park year round, located in northeast Austin. The work done by volunteers directly benefited the large community that uses this area as well as helping maintain a healthy ecosystem around the Tannehill Branch Creek.
Brady's Bridge It's the 6th Annual Christmas Tree drive for Brady's Bridge and AAA Outreach is here to help! Donations made to the AAA Fund will be used to purchase and decorate trees for kids in the hospital this year in Austin, Temple and San Antonio. Just $15 provides a child in the hospital with a 2 ft tree, lights and ornaments. Brady's Bridge has a goal to donate 400 trees this year. For more information, visit www.bradysbridge.org today. Thank you to all who make it possible to #bethelight to these families each year!